Hindi Saptah:

The International cell of SCMS Pune, organized a two- day event on the occasion of Hindi Saptah. On the first day of the event i.e. on 13th September 2016, all the International Students, NRI’s and foreign exchange students were invited to learn basic Hindi language. This language was taught with the objective of helping students interact with outsiders. Also a brief view of Indian culture and tradition was also given. The event began with everyone struggling to pronounce the various perplexing terms of Hindi and ended with everyone having fun and most importantly learning a different and beautiful language.

This was not only an experience that was cherished by the international student but also by the international cell members, because it was an event where integration and the coming together of different nationalities can be clearly seen. On the second day i.e. on 14th September 2016, a treasure hunt round was planned for the students. The event consists of 5 teams, having 3 members in each team, which include a mix of foreign national and Indian students. There were 5 stations placed on the different floors of the SCMS building.

The teams were given jingles in Hindi describing the location of the station. They had to find their respective stations and the preceding clue for the next station was given to them once they finish their tasks. Each station had tasks which were thoroughly planned by the international cell members in a certain way to make the members of the team interact and incorporating the usage of the Hindi language. The first team to complete the entire round was declared as winner of the event and was awarded for the same. The event ended with vote of thanks by the international cell members.

Welcome Cerrmony

International Cell of 2016 hosted a ‘Welcoming Ceremony’ for all the foreign exchange students, who will be staying in India for a couple of semesters. Each exchange student was greeted by the entire International cell and were warmly welcomed in Indian tradition.

The event began with the address of Dr. Adya Sharma, Director, SCMS. It was an informal gathering of international students where they were introduced to different aspects of Indian cultures including food,culture,religion and festivals and various attires of India. The students ensured that international students gained an opportunity to bond with cell members well and a few students also participated in mehndi session. It enstilled great enthusiasm among international students.

Sarva Dharma Sama Bhaav 2016

An evening glittered with the colours of joy & happiness marked the opening of Sarva Dharma Sama Bhaav 2016. The event Sarva Dharma Sama Bhaav is a flagship event of International Cell of Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune. The event is the celebration of different cultures around the world as we at SCMS believe One World One Family One Culture and proved the same with the celebration of Sarv Dharma Sama Bhaav. The event was inaugurated with the auspicious lighting of lamp by Dr Adya sharma, Director SCMS along with Dr Parimala, Deputy Director & the exchange students.

The exchange students tapped their feet on Indian tunes and tried Indian moves. The auditorium was filled with glee and joy. Encore, Drammebaaz & Step-up clubs also joined the International cell in the celebration. Incoming and Outgoing student under Global Immersion Program also shared their trail of experiences. A fabulous cultural walk by the foreign national students in their respective traditional attire marked the end of the colourful evening.


A farewell ceremony was organized on 8 March 2017 to say goodbye to the incoming Exchange students. The session was cheered by the Director Dr. Adya Sharma and she thanked the students for choosing India and Symbiosis. The students also shared their experiences in India and Symbiosis. They were glad that they chose Symbiosis International Universities for their exchange program.